Expert Analysis

When You've Got Mail From The EEOC, Open It Without Delay

A series of recent federal cases shows the perils of failing to open an email from the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor... (more story)

NYC Pay Transparency Law May Fail To Close Wage Gap

Peter Glennon at The Glennon Law Firm argues that New York City’s new pay transparency law, requiring employers to... (more story)

5 Tips For Employers Regulating Employee Speech Online

A series of recent cases illustrates the challenges businesses face when employees post potentially controversial ... (more story)

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Ogletree Recruits 3 Employment Attys From Fisher Phillips

Labor and employment firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC selected three attorneys from Fisher Phillips for its Cleveland office, Ogletree said in a press release.

NY Law Firm Beats Malpractice Claim In 'Doxxing' Suit

A New Jersey federal judge has tossed a legal malpractice claim by an ex-Teamster who accused his union's New York law firm of failing to properly contest his firing from the New York Daily News after a purpor... (more story)

Under the NLRB general counsel’s proposed precedent shift, employers who refuse to bargain with a union would be required to compensate employees for the "lost opportunity to engage in collective bargaining," including estimated wages and benefits. ( Barmashov)
Employers Who Delay Talks Should Pay Up, NLRB GC Says

The National Labor Relations Board's general counsel urged the board to make employers who unlawfully refuse to negotiate with a union pay workers for wages and benefits they could have earned at the table, ar... (more story)

1st Circ. Sends Union's Pension Dispute To Arbitration

The First Circuit granted on Tuesday a United Steelworkers local's bid to make National Grid and its benefits committee arbitrate a pension dispute, saying the pension plan's governing documents direct cases l... (more story)

Funds Say Trucking Co. Dodged Contributions Via Alter Egos

A Teamsters local's benefits funds accused a trucking company Tuesday of using alter egos to evade its obligation to provide contributions for pension, welfare and vacation under the parties' collective bargai... (more story)

Ex-Liquor Seller Fights To Keep Layoff Suit Against Co., Union

A former employee of a North American beverage distributor urged a California federal judge to preserve a lawsuit claiming she was improperly laid off due to an error in calculating her seniority, saying she c... (more story)

Union, Co. Tell 9th Circ. Skycaps' Age Bias Suit Is Preempted

The Ninth Circuit should back a lower court's ruling that an age discrimination suit from a group of skycaps at Los Angeles International Airport is preempted by federal labor law, a union and employer told th... (more story)

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Chicago Firm's Ex-CFO Says Race Bias Forced Her Out

A Hispanic former chief financial officer for a Chicago-based law firm said an executive would regularly make racially discriminatory comments and paid her less than other employees after she reported the rema... (more story)

Justices Say Texas Not Immune To Military Discrimination Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that state employers do not have sovereign immunity to a military anti-discrimination law, reviving a former Texas state trooper's allegations that he was unlawfully forc... (more story)

A Fourth Circuit panel affirmed Chesterfield County Public Schools' summary judgment win in a special education teacher’s suit alleging that a young student sexually harassed her. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
4th Circ. Backs School In Special Ed Asst.'s Harassment Case

A Fourth Circuit panel on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of a Virginia public school district over a special education teacher who said she was repeatedly sexually harassed by a young student, fi... (more story)

Judge Skeptical Of Sikhs' Suit Over Marine Corps Beard Ban

Three Sikhs suing to block the Marine Corps from forcing them to shave their beards while in basic training faced strong skepticism on Tuesday after a D.C. federal judge repeatedly suggested the prospective re... (more story)

Texas Agency May Have To Face Ex-Managers' Bias Suit

A Texas federal judge said Tuesday he won't toss allegations that a state agency terminated two training managers because of their age and for taking medical leave, but told the workers the 11th Amendment may ... (more story)

Security System Co. Hit With Pay Practice Sex Bias Suit

A company that produces and sells surveillance and security systems favored male sales workers over women and illegally fired a female employee who stood up for herself, according to a lawsuit filed in Georgia federal court.

Nationals Call Ex-Scout's Suit Over Vax Mandate 'Deficient'

The Washington Nationals urged a D.C. federal court to dismiss the bulk of a complaint from a fired team scout who refused the COVID-19 vaccine, arguing on Tuesday that the employee's claims of retaliation and... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Call Center Reps Stiffed On Pre- And Post-Shift Pay, Suit Says

Call center employees for a human resources tech company spent up to 15 minutes per day on unpaid work logging in and out of their computers, an unlawful practice their employer did nothing to correct, accordi... (more story)

Wage-Hour Attorneys 2022 Midyear Predictions

A new independent contractor rule, a circuit split that's reshaping where plaintiffs file collective actions, and renewed focus on state laws are a few of the transformations that wage and hour practitioners c... (more story)

The objector said he is concerned that the settlement's release terms are overly broad by allowing Uber to escape a laundry list of labor code claims "related" to the allegations in the driver misclassifcation suit. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Objector Says $8.4M Uber Misclassification Deal Needs Work

An objector raised concerns about the contents of an $8.4 million settlement that aims to shutter an Uber driver misclassification suit, arguing that the court should revisit the deal's release terms, its clai... (more story)

US Bank, Asst. Managers Ink Deal To End OT Suit

U.S. Bancorp and a collective of branch assistant managers have reached a settlement to claims that the bank forced workers to perform off-the-clock work without pay, the parties told a Washington federal court on Tuesday.

Airport Workers, Food Provider Ink $1.3M Time Trimming Deal

Food service workers at Chicago Midway International Airport asked an Illinois federal judge on Tuesday to give an initial green light to a $1.3 million deal brokered with an airport food provider to resolve t... (more story)

$775K Calif. Solar Project Wage Deal Gets Final OK

California federal judge gave her final blessing to a $775,000 settlement for claims workers were denied meal breaks and were underpaid for time spent traveling to and from work sites at a solar energy project.

Pot Retailer Hit With Overtime Suit

A marijuana retailer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay an employee overtime for tasks like responding to work inquiries after hours, the worker said in a lawsuit filed in Florida federal court.